Hot liquids need to be sipped to avoid burned tongues or suddenly empty jacuzzis. Enjoy flavorful fluids at a leisurely pace with today's Groupon to Radiance Tea House & Books. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get an afternoon tea for two (a $110 value).
- For $95, you get an afternoon tea for four (a $220 value).
Tea is served from 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. daily.
Radiance Tea House & Books envelops guests in a reposeful space with a fine selection of loose-leaf tea, succulent snacks, and ornamental gifts, earning kudos as one of Time Out New York's best teahouses in the city. The afternoon tea leads groups of two or four through a soothing session of items from the tea menu. Each group member begins by selecting one pot of traditional or blended-style tea, such as the Genmaicha tea with Japanese green tea and toasted rice or the blended ginger-peach black tea, which tea technicians brew tableside to avoid prolonged teapot arias.
Steamy sips make room for a duo of dishes served family style, with savory tastes of salmon summer rolls, green-tea soba noodles, and mini tea sandwiches. Lastly, snacks of almond tofu, grapefruit agar, and homemade ice cream pamper sweet teeth like lenient sweet-teeth parents. The Chinese teahouse mixes up its menu daily and will happily adjust items to alleviate allergy or vegetarian concerns, which guests should communicate in hummed Morse code when making reservations.
Radiance - Fine Asian Cuisine
Leaves—whether brewed or bound—imbue the brand new Eastside location of Radiance with the distinctive culture of China, steeping the small tea shop and restaurant in Chinese traditions within the heart of midtown Manhattan. On the glass shelves, a collection of loose-leaf teas includes green and black teas and special herbal and floral blends as well as rarer varieties such as pu'er. Guests can pair the teas with classic Chinese entrees such as steamed sea bass for dinner and shrimp dumplings for lunch, dining in a brightly lit room between high ceilings and hardwood floors. Beyond the , Radiance helps guests expand their knowledge of eastern cultures through a selection of books for sale as well as special events such as educational tastings, during which tea sommeliers help uncover the subtle differences between the best teas and the worst coffees.